Open the brain and allow stream of consciousness to pour out onto a page.
This is in some circles considered to be channeling. Channeling ideas and connections from a zone other than the immediate lexicon of daily living.
A mask or no mask? Opened or closed. One sits in a chair on another plane and allows words to pump through. What comes out is either pure mystery or utter clarity. Allow it to occur and the poet is richer.
Self-portrait or non-self portrait. Enjoy the process.